Read the Latest Ethics Newsletter for All State Employees

All state employees are subject to NYS Ethics requirements enacted to prevent both actual and apparent conflicts of interest between official duties and private interests. Please review the latest newsletter from the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) available at It covers the following topics: NYS employees’ relationships with former private sector employers, serving as a reference for a vendor, and charging personal expenses to a State credit card. General Ethics information is available at Specific Ethics information is available at If you have any questions, please contact Gail Feuer, Campus Ethics Officer, at or at 436-2509.


Office of International Education December 2017 Newsletter


The Office of International Education is pleased to present our 2nd edition of our OIE Newsletter!

The newsletter showcases International and Study Abroad students through interviews and articles, as well as events sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s OIE. Check out the newsletter in the link below to learn about the happenings of the OIE within the SUNY Oneonta community, as well as information regarding study abroad opportunities, faculty-led study abroad programs, OIE trips, and international student services!

OIE Newsletter Link:

Celebration of Live for Prof. Foster Brown

There will be a public Celebration of Life from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, for longtime SUNY Oneonta Professor Foster Brown, who died Dec. 1, at age 86. The event is in the Atrium at Fitzelle Hall, the site where Dr. Brown held many coffee conferences with students and colleagues over the years.

Dr. Brown came to SUNY Oneonta in 1964, and as a member of the psychology department, taught statistical analysis, measurement, chaos theory, and use of computers in psychology. He also team-taught subjects ranging from music theory to history, literature, and philosophy. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Virginia University, and his doctorate from Cornell.

Students knew him as an entertaining, kind professor. His co-authored textbook, “Statistical Concepts,” published by Harper & Row, became the world’s best-selling paperback textbook on statistics, according to the publisher. After retirement in 1995, he continued to teach statistics during summers as a professor emeritus, and served as faculty fellow for the college’s computer center.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a scholarship for psychology, math, or business majors created in his honor by a former student, at, specifying the “Steven Edelstein ’79 Scholarship in honor of Dr. Foster Brown.”

A full obituary, and a place to post memories about Prof. Brown, is online at:

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